Next week will see trade association The National Bed Federation (NBF) appear on the BBC’s ‘Fake Britain’ programme as part of a feature investigating ‘bargain’ mattresses being sold from the back of vans.

The programme is due to air on 30 August with the aim to help reveal the extent of fake goods in the UK and investigate the conmen behind them. Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF stated: “It has been a really valuable exercise taking part in the investigation with the BBC to continue our mission to help warn consumers about the potential pitfalls of buying mattresses which are not of the quality indicated, and may not meet UK flammability regulations.

“In the worst case scenario we have even seen discarded old mattresses put into new covers. Frequently, these substandard products are sold from the back of vans by rogue traders claiming to sell overstock of often branded mattresses.

“Our advice to consumers is to look out for the NBF Approved tick logo. Our members are vigorously tested to comply with our Code of Practice to provide reassurance that the mattress is a reputable product.”